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Board Meeting / Public Hearing – September 27

The Peace River Regional District will be holding a Public Hearing at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at the Northern Grand Hotel Grand 1 Room, 9830 100 Avenue, Fort St. John, BC, to discuss the Cannabis Related Business Zoning Amendment Bylaw. The regular Peace River Regional District Board meeting will follow immediately. 

Board Meeting Agenda (597 pgs)

The Fort St. John PRRD Office is open for business during construction

The front entrance to the Fort St. John PRRD office remains under construction. Entry to the pool will continue to be via the North Peace Arena on 96 Ave. There will be signage posted that will direct people to the PRRD office.

RBAC/EADC Meetings Cancelled

Please be advised that the September 20, 2018 RBAC and EADC Meetings have been cancelled.

Fire Prevention Week Video Contest

The Peace River Regional District is urging everyone in the region to LOOK, LISTEN and LEARN about fire safety during Fire Prevention Week-October 7-13, 2018.

Send in your “LOOK. LISTEN. LEARN. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere.” Video to be entered into a prize draw. The videos will be showcased on the PRRD official Facebook page during fire prevention week October 7-13.

Contest Rules:

  • Create a 1-2 minute video that contains: LOOK. LISTEN. LEARN. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere message.
  • The contest is open to anyone residing in the Peace River Regional District.
  • Once the video is submitted it belongs to the Peace River Regional District.
  • All videos will be posted on the PRRD Facebook page and PRRD YouTube page.
  • All entries will be entered in a prize draw to win one of the four PRRD Gift Bags.
  • Send your videos to reception.dc@prrd.bc.ca by October 5th.

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2018 General Election Update

The nomination period has now closed. Please see the General Local Government Election Engage Page for a list of declared candidates.

RN/RPN Scholarship Program

The Peace River Regional District Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse Scholarship Program is currently accepting applications.

The RN/RPN scholarship provides up to $5000 to 6 students. Students must be enrolled in the final year of their RN/RPN program and must agree on two years of employment with Northern Health in the Peace River Regional District.

Completed applications are to be returned by email to the regional district by October 31st, 2018. For more information visit the PRRD website at prrd.bc.ca/scholarships/ or call 250-784-3200

Economic Development Grants

The Peace River Regional District Economic Development grant program is currently accepting grant applications from registered BC non-profit societies in the region for economic development projects for the 2019 budget cycle. 

Applications may be considered for capital projects, events, and/or programs.  Organizations may request multi-year funding up to 3 years for ongoing projects/programs.

Completed applications are to be returned by email to the regional district by October 15th.

For more information visit the PRRD website at https://prrd.bc.ca/services/grants/ or call 250-784-3200

Trails Grants

The Peace River Regional District Trails Grant Program is currently accepting applications.

The grant is to provide support and supplemental funding to non-profit organizations for the development, maintenance and improvement of recreational trails within the region for public use.

Completed applications are to be returned by email to the regional district by November 15th, 2018.

For more information visit the PRRD website at https://prrd.bc.ca/services/grants/or call 250-784-3200

Recycling Area at Walmart, Dawson Creek

The recycling area at the Dawson Creek Walmart parking lot will be temporarily closed, as the parking lot is being repaved.  The bins will be removed as of Monday September 10, 2018.  We do not know how long this recycling area will remain closed.  

Other recycling options in Dawson Creek include:

  • DC Campbell Recycling (they now have outside drop-off bins for after hours)
  • Dawson Creek Transfer Station
  • Bessborough Landfill
  • No Frills parking lot in Dawson Creek

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.  If you have any questions or concerns please call the Solid Waste Department at 250-784-3200.

Change to Board Meeting Location – September 27th

Please be advised that the Thursday, September 27th Regional Board meeting previously scheduled to be held at the Regional District Office Boardroom, Dawson Creek will now be held at the Northern Grand Hotel, Grand 1 Room, 9830 100 Avenue, Fort St. John.